Crossword Genius

Poison? Sound the alarm (5)

Ross

I think it could be either:

Which length description are you looking for?:

5

6

toxin

'poison?' is the definition.
(toxin is a kind of poison)

'sound the alarm' is the wordplay.
'sound' shows a homophone (sound like).
'the alarm' becomes 'tocsin' (tocsin is a kind of alarm).
'tocsin' is a homophone of 'TOXIN'.

(Other definitions for toxin that I've seen before include "Form of poison" , "Poison of organic origin" , "Poisonous substance" , "Natural poison" , "Poison, venom" .)

Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app